The IMDPLA Advisory Council is seeking proposals for Indiana Memory (IM) DPLAFest 2020 “Adaptation in Action,” to be held Friday, October 30th. IMDPLAFest brings libraries, archives, museums and other cultural institutions together to celebrate Indiana’s Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Service Hub and share how they are using digital technology to better serve our communities across Indiana.
We’re excited to announce that this year’s IMDPLA Fest will be hosted 100% online.
In keeping with this year’s theme “Adaptation in Action”, we invite proposals that leverage digital projects to adapt to a rapidly changing virtual culture. Of particular interest are projects that evolved to react to changing timelines and resources and user needs, as well as instances in which departments and teams have evolved in order to help their own or partnering institutions adapt to losing physical patrons and meeting the needs of nonprofessional educators. Strong proposals showcase projects, ideas, and solutions designed to improve the field’s ability to adapt and provide broader access to information and materials.
We encourage proposals that highlight current digital library initiatives in the DPLA network hubs and contributing institutions.
Proposals may include presentations, demonstrations, and posters on topics including but not limited to:
- Large or small scale digitization projects
- Rapidly transitioning from traditional to digital formats
- Developing rapid-response digital collecting initiatives
- Engaging digital audiences
- Adapting current materials
- Using DPLA service hubs to support education initiatives
Presentations (45 minutes)
Presentations are explorations into specific concepts/themes or updates on an ongoing project or initiative, given by an individual or a group of 2-4 presenters. Presentations should be project-focused and process-based. Presentations normally consist of 30 minutes of content, with an additional 15 minutes for questions and discussion though presenters are free to structure their session however they see fit.
Roundtable Discussions (45 minutes)
Roundtable Discussions are an opportunity for attendees to jointly examine a topic in depth. Proposals should outline why the discussion topic or question is compelling and important and what your expertise is on this topic.
Tools/Digital Project Demonstrations (45 minutes)
Visual demonstrations introduce attendees to new technologies or practical tools, resources, and/or workflows utilized in the creation and management of digital collections assets and metadata. Demonstrations may also focus on adapting current technologies to fit changing needs. Demonstrations should have some sort of practical application and normally consist of 30 minutes of content, with an additional 15 minutes for questions and discussion though presenters are free to structure their session however they see fit.
Since this year’s IMDPLA Fest is completely virtual, we’re looking forward to accepting creative ideas to demonstrate projects and tools. Please note, pre-recorded demonstrations will be accepted.
Digital Posters (Time to be determined)
Digital Posters offer the opportunity to share and discuss projects, programs, research, ideas, exhibitions, and other digital collections-related initiatives, presented in poster format. Digital Posters will be shared during lunch.
*The IMDPLAFest planning committee may request that you consider an alternative session format upon review.
The deadline to submit a session proposal is August 7th.
To propose a session, please complete the form at this link: https://forms.gle/kSXPz1f2WPUAqZas5